Free State takes over Bier Station, Mother’s invades Lawrence, Cinder Block launches throughout KC and more beer events


Thursday, February 26
Brewers table, featuring Nebraska Brewing Co.’s Mélange à Trois and HopAnomaly with food pairings by chef Derek Owen, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Mother’s Brewing Co. beer dinner and tap takeover, at Ted’s Taphouse (1004 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 3–11 p.m.

Mother’s Brewing tasting, at Cork & Barrel (901 Mississippi, Lawrence), 6–8 p.m.; at On the Rocks Discount Liquor (1818 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 4–6 p.m.; at Roy’s Wine and Spirits (721 Wakarusa Dr., Lawrence), 4–6 p.m.

Perennial tap takeover, featuring Aria, Saison de Lis and Abraxas, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.), 5 p.m.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. happy hour, featuring $1 off full-pour drafts and 12-ounce bottles, and $3 off 750 ml bottles, at the Belfry (1532 Grand). Through Saturday.

Southern Tier Choklat, Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, New Belgium Cocoa Mole and Boulevard Chocolate Ale tapping, at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway)

Friday, February 27
Mothers’ pub crawl through Lawrence. Follow twitter.com/Csbev for details.

Mother’s tasting and meet the brewer. at Cork & Barrel  (901 Mississippi, Lawrence), 4–6 p.m.

Mother’s tasting, at Jensen’s Liquor (620 W. Ninth St., Lawrence), 4–6 p.m.

Nebraska Brewing Co. tasting, at Gomer’s Midtown (3838 Broadway), 4–7 p.m.

Saturday, February 28
Free State Brewing Co.’s 26th-anniversary tap takeover, featuring the Quad, 2009 Old Backus Barleywine, Brinkley’s Maibock, Ad Astra Ale, Copperhead Pale Ale and Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 11 a.m. Plus, limited supplies of Free State Belgian glassware with purchase of the Quad and Old Backus. Bier Station is also preparing Free State’s Cheddar Ale Soup.

Mother’s craft beer event featuring food pairings, at Hy-Vee (3504 Clinton Pkwy., Lawrence) and at Cork & Barrel (2000 W. 23rd St., Lawrence), 2-4 p.m. $15

Mother’s tasting, at Parkway Wine and Spirits (3514 Clinton Pkwy., Lawrence)

Sunday, March 1
Boulevard nights, featuring $5 Smokestacks and $3 year-round beers, at Local Tap (7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park), 10 p.m.–close. Through Thursday.

Monday, March 2
Founders CBS tapping, at Grinders Stonewall (10240 Pflumm, Lenexa), 5 p.m. (Update: This event was initially listed on the wrong date. Apologies!)

Tasting of Boulevard’s the Calling, at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Ln., Prairie Village), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4
Bottle-share night at the Belfry (1532 Grand), Bring a 750 ml bottle of the given style — this month, Brett — to share with your assigned table of eight, $20, 6:30 p.m.

Boulevard tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Cinder Block Brewery launch party, at Screenland Crossroads and Tapcade (1701 McGee, Suite 200), featuring Black Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout, Northtown Native, Rivet Rye, Block IPA, Weathered Wit, Prime Extra Pale Ale and Pavers Porter, 6 p.m.

Mother’s Brewing three-course beer dinner, featuring Spiffy Britches, Winter Grind and Squashed, at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway),$50 for two people, Reservations recommended, 7 p.m.

Boulevard tasting at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Odell beer school at Hy-Vee (301 N.E. Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit), 5-7 p.m.

Out now
: Cinder Block’s Isle of Cinder Wee Heavy, and Coffee Hop’d; and Julian NBB Love No. 3, Celina Tio’s latest private blend with New Belgium Brewing, available at the Belfry.

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